Because she was too close to The Boys, Kojima rejected a radical superhero project

Because she was too close to The Boys, Kojima rejected a radical superhero project ...

After discovering the comic book had a close connection to The Boys, Hideo Kojima said he put aside a dark superhero project he was contemplating, showing it to the Amazon series for the third season.

In a series of tweets, Kojima revealed that the film, rather than a game, would have been a buddy (male/female) thing with a special detective squad facing off against legendary heroes behind the scenes. The Boys, based on a comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, involves a corrupt, corporate-owned superhero company.

When I was about to begin a project that I had been working up for a long time, I saw a few episodes that were delivered. Kojima admitted that he was thinking of Mads as the lead, referring to his Death Stranding star and man-crush Mads Mikkelsen.

Today, when superheroes continue to be mass-produced in the entertainment industry, this drama was to be a radical hard-boiled action film, neither hero nor villain, with an astonishingly black joke setup and a worldview that is the opposite of what we are used to, according to Kojima Productions. However, his studio, Kojima Productions, believes it is expanding various possibilities with games, movies, and music.

After getting caught up with the eight-episode first season, Kojima said the concept was the same, a black anti-hero story in which a superhero and a man face off. But the setting, gimmicks, and tone [of The Boys] were quite different from what I had previously imagined.

According to Kojima, this maybe-Mads-starring maybe-film never saw active production. So, what I had planned remained in my mind only, so I didnt incur any expenses for labor, research, or anything, as usual.

Kojima Productions is collaborating on a new game with Xbox Game Studios, as well as a second game that might well be a sequel to Death Stranding.